WILLIAM J. MROCZEK, M.D.
To the editor: In the paper by Christlieb and colleagues, "Renin: A Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease" (1), the authors state that the question posed by the title could only be answered by a "prospective study of many patients." They also state that their results supported the observations of Brunner and co-workers (2) that patients with low renin hypertension have a decreased incidence of myocardial infarction and stroke. It is apparent that the authors have taken a "hedge" position and supported both positions of the renin-vascular disease controversy.
Although Dr. Christlieb and associates state that the patients with low renin
MROCZEK WJ. Renin and Hypertension Risks. Ann Intern Med. ;81:704. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-81-5-704
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;81(5):704.
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